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Looking for Players for the 2014-2015 Season
July 17, 2014
Southampton Storm will not be holding large try-outs for the 2014-2015 season. Each team is looking for only a few "special" players to join their already talented rosters.
18U: Will be traveling to 5 Showcases in the Fall . 18U is looking to add a Showcase Quality Pitcher and a Utility Player with a strong bat. If interested contact Coach Sean Wade 757-419-8449
16U: Will be traveling to 4 Showcases in the Fall (and 1 Qualifier). 16U is looking to add an additional Showcase Quality Pitcher and a Catcher . If interested contact Coach Ronnie Vincent 757-653-4638
14U: Will be playing in only PGF, ASA and USSSA Qualifiers and participating in 2 Showcases this fall. The team is looking to add an additional Pitcher, Catcher and Utility player.If interested contact Coach Jonathan Brown 757-556-0289
If you are interested in fielding/coaching a 12U or 10U team, contact Coach Wade at 757-419-8449.
Southampton Storm Fastpitch to begin 5th season
July 24, 2014
Birthed out of a dream, need and passion for the sport, Southampton Storm Fastpitch was formed in the summer of 2010 by co-founders Sean Wade, April Wade and Steph Wood. The children of both Wade and Wood played in the recreation league for Southampton County. “We saw a lot of talent in the rec league,” said Sean Wade, Southampton Storm’s Coach/Player Development Director, “and felt the need to help the girls maximize their talent and skill.”
The first season produced two teams competing in the 12U and 14U age divisions. The teams were comprised of girls from Southampton County, Franklin, Sussex, Surry and Suffolk. Wood coached the 12U team along with the help of Ronnie Vincent and Wade coached the 14U team along with Cynthia Cobb, Michael Griffin and Clif Johnson. Both teams played well throughout the year and learned the game of softball.
The second season began with a huge turnout for tryouts and three teams were formed in the 12U, 14U, and 16U/18U age divisions. Ronnie Vincent stepped up as head coach for the 12U team and Wade coached both the 14U and the 16U/18U teams. All three teams were successful on the field and won several awards from Softball Nation, ASA, and NSA. Two seniors secured positions on their prospective college softball teams.
The third season brought another large turnout for the annual tryouts; which resulted in fielding five teams that competed in the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U age divisions. Joe Stephenson and Cash Camp coached 10U, Jonathon Brown coached 12U, Vincent coached 14U, Wade coached 16U and Kyle Boykin and Clif Johnson coached the 18U team. The 16U and 18U competed in several Showcase Tournaments where college scouts would come out and watch the teams. Throughout the season all four teams competed in tournaments sponsored by Softball Nation, NSA, ASA, USSSA sanctions. As the season drew to an end all three seniors were recruited by colleges to play on the collegiate level. Emily Nelson attends and plays for Ferrum College, Demone Brickhouse attends and plays for VSU and Molly Langford attends and plays for Sweetbriar College.
The fourth season began in August 2013 and produced three teams competing in 14Uand 18U. Brown coached 14U Red, Vincent coached 14U Black and Wade Coached 18U Gold. 14U Red placed in several tournaments and competed in EC Sports Nationals where they finished in second place. 14U Black placed first in 4 out of 6 tournaments in the spring/summer season and will be competing in Softball Nation Nationals on July 24-27. The 18U Gold team placed in several tournaments and traveled to Myrtle Beach, Northern Virginia and Rock Hill, S.C. to compete in College Showcases. They finished their season by competing in EC Sports Nationals where they finished third.
Three of the four seniors on the 18U Gold will be competing on the collegiate level in the fall. Haley Boykin will be attending and playing softball for Richard Bland College; Lacoura Ellis will be attending and playing softball for Daytona State; and Laura Paul will be attending and playing softball for Bridgewater College. Shelby Billups, who was the most recruited player in the organization, decided not to play collegiately; she will be attending Jefferson University.
The goal of Southampton Storm Fastpitch Inc. is to provide an atmosphere that allows for an enjoyable, fun and rewarding experience for all players, parents and coaches. Storm will assist players in developing advanced fastpitch skills and acquire the qualities of a complete player — a strong work ethic, disciplined focus to detail, positive mental attitude and sportsmanship.
Southampton Storm Fastpitch is in the process of becoming a 501c3 non-profit corporation; which does take time and will enable the corporation to be able to apply for grants in the future. In the meantime, Storm is seeking community donors and corporate sponsors to help defray the costs of tournaments, equipment needs and travel fees associated with each team.
For a donation form; click on the Forms & Documents tab on the left side of this page
End of the Season Banquet
July 10, 2014
Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual End of the Season Banquet.
Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 3:00pm at the Boykins Fire House. The meal will be catered by Captain Bob's. Please bring a dessert
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January 7, 2014
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Southampton Storm 18U Gold finishes 3rd in NC USSSA State Tournament
June 22, 2014
Southampton Storm 18U Gold traveled to Rocky Mount, NC to compete in the NC USSSA State Tournament on June 21 - 22, 2014. The 18U Gold team played three games on Saturday before the storms set in postponing the remainder of the game for the evening. The 18U Gold team was 2-1 after game play on Saturday heading in to Sunday. The team returned to Rocky Mount, NC Sunday morning to play the rained out game from Saturday evening and won that game. With that win in the books; the 18U Gold team had to face the number 1 seeded team; which resulted in a loss for the Gold team. As the clouds grew dark once more the 18U Gold team took the field to play the number 2 seeded team. This game ended in a loss for the 18U Gold team but awarded them the 3rd place finish in the NC USSSA State Tournament.
Southampton Storm 14U Black takes 1st place in Newport News
June 21, 2014
The Southampton Storm 14U Black team traveled to Newport News on June 12st and 22nd to play in the Heat of the Summer Classic tournament. The team went 5-1 and winning the Championship 3-2 against the Northern Neck Rage. The 14U Black team offensively out-scored their opponents 37-14 and had 47 hits during all 6 games. Defensively the team only allowed 25 hits and struck out 24 batters. The 14U Black team has placed 1st in 4 out of 6 tournament this spring season and placed 3rd and 5th in the other 2 tournaments. The team has a record of 26 and 7. They will be playing in Richmond, VA at the Queen of the Hill Tournament on July 4th-6th. They will also be playing in Nationals in Virginia Beach, VA on July 23rd - 27th. All the girls are from Southampton County, Isle of Wight County and the city of Suffolk, The coaches and girls would like to thank the community for all their support that they have given the 14U Black girls.
Standing in the picture are: Coach Joy Funai, Savannah Nipper, Megan Vinent, Bryona Knight, Makayla Dikens, Jamaya Hunt, Coach Ronnie Vincent. Kneeling in the picture are: Brittney Strickland, Sissy Funai, Miranda Joyner, Brittany Cobb, Morgan Stevens
Picture taken by: Sonny Strickland
Southampton Storm 14U Black takes 1st place in Williamsburg
June 7, 2014
The Southampton Storm 14U Black traveled to Williamsburg, VA on June 7th and 8th. The team went 6-0 in the Fort Magruder Invitational taking 1st place in the NSA Tournament. In the last three months, the 14U Black team has place 1st in 3 tournaments in 3 different sanctions. The 14U Black team will be playing in Newport News, VA in the Summer Classic on June 21st and 22nd. The girls all live in Southampton County, Isle of Wight County and the city of Suffolk.
18U Gold take 1st at NC USSSA Battle of the Dirt Tournament
June 1, 2014
Southampton Storm 18U Gold traveled to Wendell, NC this past weekend to compete in the Battle of the Dirt tournament sponsored by NC USSSA.
The team played 2 pool games and 1 bracket game on Saturday with the 3rd game being under the lights. they finished the day with 2 wins and 1 loss. Their first game on Sunday was at 2:30pm defeating the Storm Surge sending the 18U Gold team to the Championship game. The championship game against Apex Sting began at dusk and ended up under the lights. The team defeated the Apex Sting by 1 run.
The team has a full tournament season ahead of them. They will be traveling to Annandale, VA this weekend to compete in the Stingrays Showcase.
1st row: August Ringer2nd row: Coach Clif Johnson, Sami Gizara, Laura Paul, Haley Boykin, Taylor Harding, Shelby Billups, Brittany Wade3rd row: Skylar Ferguson, Lacoura Ellis, Becca Wrenn, Audrey Armstrong, Sierra Johnson, Kelby Lewis, Katelyn Cobb, Skyler Bagnall, Coach Cynthia CobbBack Row:Head Coach Sean Wade, Coach Bill Beale
18U Gold Team Looking for Players
June 3, 2014
Southampton storm 18U Gold is looking for a showcase quality pitcher, outfielder and ulitity player for the remainder of the summer. For more information; please contact Coach Sean Wade at 757-419-8449.
14U Black Takes 1st Place Again
May 4, 2014
Kneeling: Savannah Nipper, Brittney Strickland, Morgans Stevens, Miranda Joyner, Brittany Cobb
Standing: Ronnie VIncent, Head Coach, JaMaya Hunt, Mikayla Dickens, Bryona Knight, Megan Vincent, Sissy Funai, Joy Pack, Assistant Coach
The Southampton Storm 14U Black team traveled to Richmond, VA on May 3-4 to play in Softbal Nation's The Dirty Dozen Tournament. The 14U Black team went 6-0 in the tourament, taking first place while being undefeated the entire weekend. 14U Black outscored their opponents 46-10 and defensively only allowed 27 hits. The Championship game was played against The Virginia Edge. the 14U Black team won 11-4 in 5 innings. The 14U Black team will be traveling to the Outer Banks for their next tournament.
Storm 14U Black Takes 1st Place in Carolina Kickoff
April 6, 2014
Kneeling: Miranda Joyner, Brittney Strickland, Sissy Funai, Brittany Cobb
Standing: Cynthia Cobb, Assistant Coach, Savannah Nipper, JaMaya Hunt, Bryona Knight, Ronnie Vincent, Head Coach, Tori Queen, Megan Vincent, Morgan Stevens, Joy Pack, Assistant Coach
The Southampton Storm 14U Black traveled to Elizabeth City, NC on Sunday, April 6th to play in the Carolina Kickoff sponsored by EC Sports. 14U Black played a total of 5 games, going 4 and 1 and offensively outscoring their oppenents 39 to 15 and defensively only allowing 22 hits. The Championship game was against Orion Hunter, 14U Black won 8 - 4 after 8 innings and an ITB.
Carolina Kickoff MVP: Sissy Funai
Funai was awarded MVP for her walk-off inside the park homerun in the bottom of the 7th inning of the semi-final game. 14U was down 3-4 with a runner on 3rd when Funai came up to bat, winning the game 5-3
14U Red Fundraiser Calendar Winners
April 1, 2014
Congratulations to the following Daily Calendar winners:
4/1/14 - Eddie Wade $100.00 sold by Jordan Marks
4/2/14 - Niki Robertson $50.00 sold by Kayce Gray
4/3/14 - William Herrington $50.00 sold by Casie Wright
4/4/14 - John Fields $25.00 sold by Casie Wright
4/7/14 - C. Blackwell $50.00 sold by Stranisha Darden
4/8/14 - Sharon Dubois $25.00 sold by Elle Brown
4/9/14 - Bryan Dent $100.00 sold by Allie Pope
Boykin verbally commits to Richard Bland
January 18, 2014
Southampton Storm 18U Gold senior Haley Boykin has verbally committed to Richard Bland College. Boykin currently attends Southampton High School and will graduate in June.
For a complete calendar listing, click here!